Originally delivered on 2/6/2023 8:01 am

SUBJECT: Hoover Notes February 6, 2023


Hoover Notes is sent out weekly to help you keep track of important school community news and events.  New items are bolded. Links are blue.

PTA News

Thank you for... 

  • joining the PTA.  The number one reason to join is to benefit your child.  Help us reach our $35,000 goal.  Buy your membership today.
  • the Middle School Division Winners of the Montgomery County Council of PTA's Reflections Contest: Olivia Li for the Literature Award of Excellence, and Flora Tsui for the Visual Arts Award of Excellence. They will advance to the Maryland PTA's Reflections Contest. For more details, click here
  • the 54 families who represented 29 different countries at the World Expo-Taste of Hoover. It was an incredible celebration!

Plan on...

  • participating in the next fundraising Spirit Night at Potomac Pizza (Falls Road) on 2/22.  Here is the flyer.  And mark your calendar for the Ledo Pizza Spirit Night on 3/22.
  • signing up here to help with set up, concessions sales, crafts supervision (NEW), and clean up for the Valentine's Day Social on 2/9.  The Hoover News section has ticket information and other details.
  • purchasing a business sponsorship for the upcoming Read-A-Thon. There are still digital and printed business opportunities.  Click here to reserve your sponsorship spot today!
  • serving as the PTA representative to the NAACP Parents' Council. Contact Kimberly King at presidenthooverpta@gmail.com if interested.
  • joining Hoover's PTA Facebook Group to stay up to date on all things Hoover. 
  • purchasing individual bags of popcorn for the Teacher Valentine's Day Appreciation Gift through the Hoover Staff's Amazon Gift Registry.  There are also items to support Counseling, World History Day, and overall classroom experiences.   
  • signing up for a FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid class provided by MCCPTA and EveryMind. The next class date is 2/24 from 9 am-3 pm. If you are interested in attending, please complete this form and EveryMind will send you the registration link. If you are interested in taking the class but need a future date, please also fill out this form to be notified of additional dates.

Check out... 

  • the Student Service Learning (SSL) overview and opportunities on the PTA website.

Hoover News
  • Principal Dr. Kim's February Monthly Message provides an overview of everything happening at Hoover and parent engagement opportunities.
  • The Valentine's Social is 2/9 from 4:15-5:45 pm (TIME CHANGE). Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online here through 2/8. Please remember all students must have transportation to and from the social with pick up promptly at 5:45 pm.  See the flyer for all information. 
  • Hoover wants to ensure every student has access to a device at home. Families that need Internet access (a mifi device) should notify their counselor who will then fill out a mifi request form for consideration.  If you need a MCPS student Chromebook at home, please follow the instructions in this form: Chromebook Form to Distribute to Families.
  • Order your student's yearbook here
  • Click here for the Rising 6th Grade Presentation.
  • Volunteers are needed in the Media Center.  Volunteers are required to complete an online child abuse and neglect training and a COVID vaccination verification form. You can access these requirements here.
MCPS Community News
  • MCPS 5 Things to Know, February 2 provides information about the new student mental health app, Summer RISE 2023 registration, Black History Month and more. 
  • The Montgomery County Board of Education approved the Inclement Weather Virtual Learning Plan during its 1/12 business meeting. The plan has been sent to the Maryland State Department of Education and this option can be used after receiving final approval. Here are the proposed guidelines.
  • MCPS is improving its process for informing the community when weather requires an operational status change. It now has six operational status options, which will be reported by easy-to-understand, color-coded messages. Click here for more information.
  • Here is the latest edition of MCPS QuickNotes, which includes a calendar of events and other helpful MCPS news and information.
  • Winston Churchill Athletics is having a mulch sale this Spring for the first time.  More details will be shared soon. 
  • Single event tickets and season passes for Winston Churchill's games can only be purchased online through GoFan.co. If your student does not have a cell phone, have them bring a copy of the purchased ticket.  HERE is a list of athletic events. Questions? Contact Jesse Smith at Jesse_R_Smith@mcpsmd.org.

February 2023

2/6-2/10 - Counselor Appreciation Week

2/9, 4:15-5:45 pm (TIME CHANGE) - Valentine's Day Social

2/13 - National History Day Night sponsored by the Social Studies Department

2/20 - No School (Holiday) 

2/22 - PTA Spirit Night at Potomac Pizza

2/24, 9 am-3 pm - MCCPTA Youth Mental Health First Aid Class (Zoom)

2/27 - Read-A-Thon Fundraiser Begins

March 2023

3/3, 12:30 pm - Early Release Day

3/14, 5-7 pmSTEM Night sponsored by the Math and Science Departments

3/15, 12:30 pm - Early Release Day

3/22 - PTA Spirit Night at Ledo Pizza

3/31 - No School (End-of-Quarter Grading/Planning - Possible Instructional Day Due to Emergency Closure)

3/31 - Read-A-Thon Fundraiser Ends

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